High School Sports

On to Starkville! These Coast volleyball teams advanced again in the MHSAA playoffs

Vancleave’s Sierra Buxton
Vancleave’s Sierra Buxton

Vancleave advanced to the Class II semifinals with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-20) victory over Hattiesburg on Tuesday evening.

Payton McKerchie and Sierra Buxton led VHS (27-6) with 16 kills each. Julianah Overstreet had 35 assists and Sydney Salter added 12 digs with 9 aces.

Vancleave advances to play the winner of Lewisburg at 5 p.m. Thursday in Starkville.

Class I scores

▪  Resurrection def. Salem 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-10). RCS will play the winner of St. Andrews/Choctaw County.

▪  Our Lady Academy def. East Marion 3-0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-15). Emma Funk led OLA (32-4) with 21 kills, 12 points, four blocks and five digs. Rebecca Walk had 18 kills. Hannah Gest added 35 assists and 10 points, while Margaret White had nine points and five kills. Chloe Cornell tacked on seven points and four kills. Lizzy Mirandy also recorded five points and six digs. OLA will play Alcorn Central in the semifinals.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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